Take a peek backstage at a BBC Music Magazine cover shoot!

Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to Manchester…

Conductor Sir Mark Elder is on the cover of the May issue of BBC Music Magazine – out now – and we wanted to give our readers an insight in to what goes on behind the scenes at a photo shoot.

So while photograph James Cheadle was going about his work at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, the BBC Music Magazine art editor, Dav Ludford, was snapping away too…

To see the final images from the shoot and to read Richard Morrison's interview with Sir Mark, pick up a copy of the new issue – on sale now.

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